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Largess for the Baron & Baroness

20200315_173554On the list of things that should have been done by the end of 2019, these socks are numbers two and three on the list.

(Where is number one, you ask?

Um…Check back next week.)

When we moved to Seattle, we didn’t know anyone, except a handful of online friends. We got lucky, though, in that the ones closest to us geographically also happened to be great people that Ash knew pretty well through an online writing group.

R and P were huge helps to us when we moved, providing everything from a place to crash to loaning us cookware and giving us a couple bags of groceries, among other things.

They are also just really cool people to hang out with in general, and super smart and creative. And, as they are both active in SCA, they have a strong appreciation for both wool and handmade objects.

You can see where this is going, can’t you?

20200315_173547Obviously, they needed socks for Giftmas, especially after hearing R complain about how hard it is to find wool socks that fit her correctly.

I went with Hermione’s Everyday Socks, which are my go-to vanilla sock pattern. I scaled it up a bit, estimating their shoe sizes, but otherwise the pattern is essentially as written. If I’d had time, I would have made the socks taller to go with some of their more historical garb, but there’s always next year. This year. You know what I mean.

I used Knitpicks Stroll in Train Station and Matcha respectively.

Hopefully next time I’ll actually be on time.

I mean, what else am I going to do while self-quarantining?

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